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Interested applicants may upload their application materials on The following application materials are required: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations (if available), and a brief statement describing how your work would contribute to the Ford School’s and University of Michigan’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (   Letters of reference from three individuals also need to be uploaded to the Interfolio system.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position in Comparative Politics and Public Policy, especially at the assistant professor rank. We are particularly interested in the following areas of specialization:  development, political institutions/organizations, elections and political behavior, race and ethnic politics, democratic governance, and the politics of diverse societies. Candidates should combine expertise in these areas with strong grounding in public policy. Promise of excellence in research and teaching is required. This is a university-year appointment and begins on September 1, 2019.  First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018, but applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.  

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.